Our Dealership Network
We are building a network of thousands of dealerships across California. Dealerships invited to join our network are franchise dealerships, members of the Credit Union Direct Lending network (CUDL), and independently vetted dealerships. We strive to only work with dealers that have proven to treat consumers fairly; we do not work with predatory dealerships.
If you’re a dealership looking to join the CVA Program network, please read on!
Who's In Our Network?
Once you’re ready to purchase a clean vehicle, bring your approval packet to one of our approved network dealers and give them the Vehicle Requirements Checklist . You can also direct the dealer to this page.
If you would like to purchase a clean vehicle from a dealership outside of our network, please call us at 1-559-271-1957.
The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is a grant program for helping lower-income California residents purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Grants for hybrids are $2,500 and grants for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are $5,000.
First Time Dealerships
If it’s the first time you’re working with us, you will need to submit the following documentation to Beneficial State Foundation to become fully qualified. Please email us the following information and documents. Documents received over the weekend are processed within 24 hours on the next business day. For a complete outline of requirements, check out the Dealer Instructions.
Each approved applicant will bring their approval letter for you to verify and a vehicle checklist. As part of the loan process, dealers that are part of the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program network will need to provide the following documents to Beneficial State Bank as well as standard loan documentation:
1. Carfax Report
2. Mechanic inspection documentation
3. Write in grant amount into vehicle purchase contract
We will send the grant payment to your dealership via ACH in 3-5 business days after a clean vehicle purchase is completed by a qualified applicant. Vehicles must meet all requirements provided on our Vehicle Requirements Checklist.
Vehicle Eligibility Requirements
New or used hybrid or electric vehicles are included in our program. Used vehicles must be 8 years old or new with 75,000 miles or less to be eligible for a clean vehicle grant. If the vehicle has been recalled or does not have a clean title, it is not eligible. We provide grants of $2,500 for hybrids and $5,000 for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.